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‘Sto Lat’ for a Spiritual Giant

There are many reasons that the long pontificate of St. John Paul II—from his election in 1978 to his death in 2005—was an exceptional period for the Church. He was, of course, a pope of many …

Priest’s Devotion to Rosary Proves Good Way to Rally Faithful

Father Jeffrey Pomeisl’s devotion to the Rosary goes back a long way. He remembers praying decades of Hail Marys on car trips with his parents and six brothers as a youth. During his …

Practicing Hope

We’re still wearing masks, we’re still social-distancing, and we don’t know how long it’s going to last. Coronavirus has the world in its grip, and there is no way to predict when it will …

On John Paul II’s Centenary

As the world and the Church marked the centenary of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II May 18, a kaleidoscope of memories shaped my prayer and reflection that day. John Paul II at his dinner table, …

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Plan Details Gradual Reopening of Archdiocese’s Parish Churches for Masses, Sacraments

Cardinal Dolan and other Church officials presented an Ascension Thursday overview of a comprehensive plan to reopen the 288 parish churches of the archdiocese.

Archdiocese Creates Task Force For Reopening Catholic Schools

As New York State begins to reopen, the Catholic schools in the archdiocese have formed a panel of experts that will focus on creating a safe and responsible plan to reopen their schools. The Catholic Schools Reopening Advisory Council will report to Michael J. Deegan, archdiocesan superintendent of schools.

Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy

Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy, a former chancellor of the archdiocese and pastor emeritus of St. Clare parish on Staten Island, died May 16. He was 91. He was chancellor of the archdiocese, 1971-1985, …

Cardinal Honored for Support of Farmworkers

Cardinal Dolan was honored last week for his support of farmworker rights during Rural & Migrant Ministry’s “Sowing Seeds of Justice” event. The virtual fundraiser, which …

Father Brian Taylor Appointed to Vatican Congregation

At the request of the Holy See, Cardinal Timothy Dolan has released a priest of the archdiocese, Father Brian Taylor, for a five-year appointment at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at …
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Pope Clears Way for Beatification of Knights of Columbus Founder

Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, clearing the way for his beatification. While the Vatican announced May 27 that Pope Francis had signed the decree, it did not announce a date for the beatification ceremony.

Pope to Lead World Shrines in Rosary Prayer for Pandemic on May 30

Pope Francis will lead the major shrines around the world in praying the rosary to implore Mary’s intercession and protection amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Blesses Visitors on Feast of Ascension

St. Peter’s Square was open to the public Sunday, May 24, the feast of the Ascension, and scores of visitors turned up for Pope Francis’ noonday prayer and blessing.

Vatican Announces Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year Through May 2021

The Vatican announced that it will commemorate the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment with a yearlong series of initiatives dedicated to the safeguarding and care for the Earth.
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En Haverstraw y Washington Heights, Alcance y Ayuda Intensificados Durante La Crisis

El padre Thomas Madden, párroco de la parroquia de San Pedro y Santa María en Haverstraw, ha encontrado como consolar a sus feligreses con mensajes de esperanza durante la crisis del …

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Virtual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Friends Gala Raises $800K

The 44th annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Friends Gala raised nearly $800,000 in a virtual venue last week. The theme of the May 12 livestreamed event, “Black Tie and Slippers,” was …
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How Catholic Schools Can Overcome the Coronavirus Threat

We do a lot of worrying these trying days. We’re anxious about our own health, and the well-being of those whom we cherish. Preoccupation about when we’ll “get back to normal,” and if life …

Archdiocese Creates Task Force For Reopening Catholic Schools

As New York State begins to reopen, the Catholic schools in the archdiocese have formed a panel of experts that will focus on creating a safe and responsible plan to reopen their schools. The Catholic Schools Reopening Advisory Council will report to Michael J. Deegan, archdiocesan superintendent of schools.

Msgr. Farrell Students Holding Virtual Visits With Nursing Home Residents

Nikolas Greenberg learned a common interest helps to close a generation gap between a high school teenager and nursing home resident.  Greenberg, 17, is the founder of Msgr. Farrell High …

Catholic School Officials Assigned to Plan for Unexpected

Michael Deegan assembled a Health and Safety Task Force of the Office of the Superintendent March 4 with an assignment to plan for the unexpected.  The task force’s assignment continued …

In Newburgh and New Rochelle, College Students Mentoring, Tutoring Area Youngsters

Chase Piotrowski, a fifth-grade student at Bishop Dunn Memorial School in Newburgh, took some time to talk about his joyful interests in an online mentoring program with student government …
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